Watkins Glen State Park


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Watkins Glen State Park


Location:In Watkins Glen, off Route 14.
Facilities:Tent and trailer campsites, showers, picnic area (é), picnic pavilions, food, hiking trails, swimming pool (é), bathhouse, playground, gift shop.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, swimming, hiking, bicycling, cross-country skiing, recreation and nature programs, gorge tours.
Special Features:The most famous of the Finger Lakes state parks, Watkins Glen is known for its scenic beauty. In the course of just two miles, the glen's stream descends 400 feet past 200-foot cliffs, generating 19 waterfalls along its way. The gorge trail winds under and behind waterfalls and through the spray of Cavern Cascade.
Address:PO Box 304
Watkins Glen, NY 14891

Phone:607-535-4511
Web: www.nysparks.com/parks/info.asp?parkId=105
Size: 776 acres.

See other parks in New York.
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5 million project to transform the main entrance to Watkins Glen State Park.
Watkins Glen State Park is one of New Yorks greatest tourism success stories, and as more and more people visit the park each year, we must ensure it remains a premier destination, Governor Cuomo said.
Families love New York State Parks, and thats especially true of Watkins Glen State Park, said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul.
OSI President and Chief Executive Officer Kim Elliman said, Watkins Glen State Park is among New Yorks most cherished and spectacular recreational destinations and a significant economic asset for the Finger Lakes region.
Were grateful to Governor Cuomo and everyone at the State Office of Parks and Recreation for this long-awaited enhancement to Watkins Glen State Park.
Watkins Glen State Park draws nearly a million visitors a year and this new entrance promises to be an exciting and worthy welcome to Americas third best state park.
Watkins Glen Mayor Samuel Schimizzi said, The Village of Watkins Glen understands the importance of the Watkins Glen State Park to its future development.
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One of these is Watkins Glen State Park, which celebrated its centennial in 2006.
Every summer, Watkins Glen State Park is the site of many popular activities and events.
For getting back to nature, not much can equal the scenery provided by the 19 waterfalls that grace Watkins Glen State Park.